Education Journal


1988.第16卷第1期(Vol. 16 No. 1).pp. 14–20



Recurrent Education: A Comprehensive Educational Reform Strategy

黃顯華(Hin-Wah WONG)




Based on problems arising from schooling limited to frontend model, possible trends of changes of education system are discussed. Several strategies relating to learning as a lifelong process are delineated and evaluated.

An overview of recent developments of the strategy of recurrent education is presented. The basic principles of the strategy as originally outlined by the Organization for Economic Co-operabon and Development are introduced. The fundamental idea of the strategy is that educational opportunities should not be confined to the individual's early years but should be available at intervals over the whole life-cycle in alternation with work, leisure and other activities.

This strategy tries to integrate school system, in-service training and adult education and comes up with a comprehensive plan. Several approaches of the conditions for the actualization of the strategy and problems to be solved are discussed.